Use this Student Data Tracker to have student take responsibility for their learning, and track their understanding of the specific learning targets that you create in the classroom.
Print multiple copies front and back, and insert them into a 3 prong folder, so students and teachers can access them quickly. They are great tools to use for parent-teacher conferences, or meetings with principals and administrators to show student progress in your classroom.
It is best to use this student data tracker with the "finger system." Throughout the lesson, have students "check in" with 1, 2 or 3 fingers in the air. 1 means "I am just starting to understand this," 2 means "I can do this with some help," and 3 means "I can do this without any help."
Have students "check in" on their understanding. Students enter the date, and how well they feel they understand the learning target each time you have a "practice" assignment, small group or individual discussion
On the Assessment Graph, students can graph the grade they received, and see how their score and understanding relate to where they should be (M or E means that they understand the learning target). Have students use the appropriate colors when graphing their results.
E = Exceeds Learning Target (blue)
M = Meets Learning Target (green)
P = Progressing toward Learning Target (yellow)
C = Concerned about understanding of the Learning Target (red)